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Required Courses

Standard B.S.N. Program

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Academic Advising Guide Sheet

The academic advising guide sheet promotes student success by guiding all students to timely completion their degree. The plan also help students prepare for meetings with their academic advisor and track their progress in the program. Students are encouraged to be familiar with required courses for their academic program and how they fit into the overall plan. Students should also update and review their plans at the end of each semester to identify which courses they need to take.

Standard B.S.N. Guide Sheet

Required Courses

Total Required Credits: 120

This curriculum is for students meeting the 2020-21 and after catalog requirements. For course descriptions, visit the Academic Catalog. Below is a typical course sequence. Courses in bold must be completed or in progress at the time of application to the nursing program. For details about coursework requirements and policies see the eligibility requirements.

Prerequisite Requirements

Freshman Year (Fall)

  • CHEM 106-106L - Chemistry Survey and Lab (Credits: 3, 1) or CHEM 112-112L - General Chemistry I and Lab (Credits: 3)
  • PSYC 101 - General Psychology (Credits: 3)
  • Mathematics (Credits: 3)
  • ENGL 101 - Composition I (Credits: 3)
  • NURS 119 - First Year Seminar (Credits: 2)

Freshman Year (Spring)

  • SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology (Credits: 3) or SOC 150 - Social Problems (Credits: 3) or SOC 240 - The Sociology of Rural America (Credits: 3)
  • CHEM 108-108L - Organic and Biochemistry and Lab (Credits: 4,1) or CHEM 114-114L - General Chemistry II and Lab (Credits: 3, 1)
  • SPCM 101 or SPCM 215 (Credits: 3)
  • BIOL 221-221L - Human Anatomy and Lab (Credits: 4)
  • NURS 201 - Medical Terminology (Online Elective (Credits: 1))

Sophomore Year (Fall)

  • HDFS 210 - Lifespan Development (Credits: 3)
  • MICR 231-231L - General Microbiology and Lab (Credits: 4)
  • NUTR 315 - Human Nutrition (Credits: 3)
  • BIOL 325-325L - Physiology and Lab (Credits: 4)
  • Arts and Humanities/Diversity (Credits: 3 (6 credits required total; must be in 2 disciplines or a sequence of modern language courses))

Nursing Major Requirements

Semester 1

  • NURS 234 - Patient-Centered Care Concepts I (Credits: 2-3 (3 credits required)
  • NURS 235 - Clinical Application I (Credits: 2)
  • NURS 258-258L - Nursing Principles and Application I: Assessment and Interventions and Lab (Credits: 3)
  • NURS 272 - Professional Nursing Concepts I (Credits: 2)
  • NURS 323 - Introduction to Pathophysiology (Credits: 3)
  • ENGL 201 - Composition II (Credits: 3)

Semester 2

  • NURS 322 - Pharmacology (Credits: 3)
  • NURS 334 - Patient-Centered Care Concepts II (Credits: 5)
  • NURS 335 - Clinical Application II (Credits: 3-4 (3 credits required))
  • NURS 358-358L - Nursing Principles and Applications II: Interventions and Lab (Credits: 3) 

Semester 3

  • NURS 344 - Patient-Centered Care Concepts III (Credits: 5)
  • NURS 345 - Clinical Application III (Credits: 3-4 (3 credits required))
  • NURS 347 - Concepts Synthesis I (Credits: 1)
  • NURS 360 - Research and Evidence-Based Practice (Credits: 3)
  • NURS 372 - Professional Nursing Concepts II (Credits: 2)

Semester 4

  • NURS 434 - Patient-Centered Care Concepts IV (Credits: 4-5 (5 credits required))
  • NURS 435 - Clinical Application IV (Credits: 3-4 (4 credits required))
  • NURS 437 - Concepts Synthesis II (Credits: 1)
  • Arts and Humanities/Diversity (Credits: 3 (6 credits required total; must be in 2 disciplines or a sequence of modern language courses))

Semester 5

  • NURS 444-444L - Population-Centered Care and Lab (Credits: 3)
  • NURS 472 - Professional Nursing Concepts III (Credits: 3-5 (3 credits required))
  • NURS 495 - Practicum (Credits: 1-6 (4 credits required))